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Morning Notes

Private school approved in Old Town North — “A new private elementary school will be coming to North Washington Street in Old Town after City Council approved a special use permit for the project during Saturday’s public hearing.” [Alexandria Times]

It’s Friday — Clear throughout the day. High of 62 and low of 40. Sunrise at 6:14 am and sunset at 8:00 pm. []

Housing could replace office space in Eisenhower East — “Developers are looking at tearing down two low-rise, underused office buildings in a prime location in the Eisenhower neighborhood to build hundreds of new homes.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

A look at four “spite houses” in Alexandria — “You might already know that Alexandria is home to one of the most photographed, painted, and talked-about ‘spite’ or ‘alley’ houses in the country, known locally as ‘The Spite House’… but did you know Alexandria has three other narrow ‘alley’ homes?” [Zebra]

Residents form YIMBY group — “Members of YIMBYs of Northern Virginia believe increased density will make communities more sustainable and diverse.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

Recent Stories

A bit of a slower news week in Alexandria. The fight over the Potomac Yard arena was still ongoing and Metro funding got tied up into the mix. Over the…

A new pilot program to step up parking enforcement in Old Town netted 4,000 citations in its first month. A staff memo (page 8) to the Traffic and Parking Board…

The Alexandria School Board approved its fiscal year 2025 $384.4 million combined funds budget on Thursday night and it is asking City Council for $21 million more than the previous…

Just Listed in Alexandria

A 4 BD/3 BA brick townhome with a gas fireplace, floor to ceiling windows and a 2 car garage is featured in Just Listed.

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Peace in Gaza: Prayer Liturgy and Community Discussion for Peace in Arlington VA, Sunday, Feb. 11, 10:15 AM

Prayer, liturgy, and community discussion for peace in Gaza, an immediate cease fire and resumption of humanitarian aid will be hosted by Nova Catholic Community. The focus will be Pope Francis’ call for an immediate ceasefire, the release of all hostages, resumption of humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza, and peace talks for a lasting and just peace for all people in the region.

Discussion will follow at Noon on US military role in the conflict and appropriate steps the US should take to foster peace and rebuilding. Light lunch served.

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2nd Annual Pysanky Party This Sunday

Again this year, The Critical Mass, LLC, the Made in ALX store and local Ukrainian-American artists are throwing a Pysanky Party — and partnering on a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization Razom for Ukraine.

The free event, from 5 –


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